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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the Online Fee Estimator?

To access the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services online permitting system use the BDS web address: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds  and choose the Quick Link, from the list on the left side of the page: Online Fee Estimator. The new Online Fee Estimator requires you to have a unique PortlandOnline (POL) account. A PortlandOnline account is free and protected by the City's Privacy Policy.

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